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History

History of Hyundai Motor Company since 1967 until now
2008

2008

2008

  • Launch of Genesis
  • Established the 2nd plant in India
  • Beijing Hyundai hits 1 million vehicles production milestone
  • Established 2nd plant in Beijing
  • Sales of Avante (Elantra) surpass 5 million units
  • Launch of European strategic model i20
  • Developed next-generation clean diesel R-engine
  • Launched Blue Drive brand for green models
  • Tau engine named ‘10 Best Engines Winners’ by Ward’s Auto
  • Developed front-wheel 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Unveiling of the eco-friendly concept car i-Mode at the Geneva International Motor Show
  • Official sponsor of UEFA Euro 2008
2007

2007

2007

  • Launch of European strategic model i30
  • Cumulative sales in the U.S. surpass 5 million units
  • Unveiling of the 3rd generation fuel cell concept car i-Blue
  • Developed F, G, H diesel engines for commercial vehicle
  • Launch of the next-generation compact car i10 by HMI
  • Verna awarded Best Car of the Year by India’s Overdrive magazine
  • Unveiling of the HED-IV (QarmaQ) concept car at the Geneva International Motor Show
  • Unveiling of the HND-III (Veloster) concept car at the Seoul Motor Show
  • Azera (Grandeur) ranks No.1 in J.D. Power’s Customer Satisfaction Survey for a 2nd consecutive year
  • Inauguration of the Brazilian CKD plant
  • i30 selected as Australia’s Car of the Year and Green Car of the Year
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